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Q&A With Butter Wakefield

Butter Wakefield Garden Design

Butter Wakefield Garden Design offers a very personal and unique service and creates timeless and enchanting spaces both commercially and residentially in London and beyond. Having grown up on the east coast of America with a love of dogs, horses and all things outdoors Butter quickly realised how much she appreciated beautiful surroundings which ultimately…

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Design Insights With Cherie Lee Interiors

Cherie Lee interiors are known for blending classic, period features with contemporary, modern styling whilst keeping those key character features of the property the client’s originally fell in love with. We have worked with Cherie Lee interiors on various projects and featured the company on the blog recently here – but one of and one…

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Kym’s

Located in Bloomberg Arcade at Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London, is the shiny new and eagerly anticipated restaurant Kym’s. The latest restaurant to open by Chef Andrew Wong, Kym’s is a Chinese restaurant with a modern twist that invites guests to enjoy a casual meal in relaxed surroundings. “My food has always been about…

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5 Unique Places To Stay

With so many beautiful and unique places to stay in and around the UK, it’s no wonder people are choosing a ‘staycation’ rather than traveling abroad. Unique Home Stays in particular have an incredible selection of places to relax and explore whether it be just the two of you setting out on a romantic break,…

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Q&A With Louise Gomm

GOMM STUDIO

Gomm Studio is an interior design company based in Wimbledon Village founded by the super talented Louise Gomm. The company works on both commercial and residential projects, working closely with their clients to create interiors that don’t just look incredible but work perfectly for their intended recipients. When did your love of interiors begin and…

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Hot Gin Roof

Ham Yard Hotel

Back by popular demand Ham Yard Hotel and Sipsmith have once again joined forces on the hotel’s dreamy candle lit roof terrace for the newest instalment of ‘Hot Gin Roof’ – The Chronicles. From Thursday 17th January to Sunday 17th February 2019 the take-over at Ham Hard Hotel will showcase hot gin concoctions to warm…

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The Design Process

at Humphrey Munson

We design, manufacture and install / hand-paint kitchens all across the UK and although for us the starting point is the design process, for our clients this process will have started months, maybe years before. The lead time for thinking about the planning of a kitchen is the longest of any room in the home…

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Kitchen Scullery Run

The humble scullery was once a separate (often much smaller) room located adjacent or near to the kitchen that was used strictly for washing up and storing tableware, glassware and servingware. For those who love to entertain in an open plan space however, a scullery run incorporated into the main kitchen is ideal and can…

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The Day Pantry

The day pantry is one of the most requested elements of a Humphrey Munson kitchen. With the capacity to hold roughly 4-5 cupboards worth of ingredients in a mix of open and closed storage a day pantry provides a wealth of storage for dry ingredients all in one place. For those thinking of incorporating a…

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7 Smart Kitchen Storage Solutions

Smart storage solutions can transform a kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary and is so much more than adding an extra cupboard or shelving to a design. Cleverly considered storage is essential in a modern kitchen as it is no longer just a space for cooking but a place for entertaining, dining and relaxing with family…

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KITCHEN SOCIAL

We think of the kitchen as the new living room – “we live in here now” is what so many of our Humphrey Munson customers tell us after their projects have been installed. And it does make sense – these open plan spaces mean all the family can be in the same space but without…

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What to do in the garden

JANUARY 2019

For the green fingered and beginner gardeners alike it can be hard to know what is best for your garden in the depths of an English winter. It may not seem like a priority but once the Christmas mayhem and the New Year celebrations are over, this really is the best time to get your…

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Q&A With Pippa Paton

Pippa Paton Design

Award winning Pippa Paton Design is an interior design company based in Kingston Bagpuize in Oxfordshire. The company work predominantly on historic and character properties throughout the Cotswolds with a notable focus on gutting and renovating manor houses, transforming them into 21st century properties. What is particularly special about the way the company works is…

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How to design a kitchen extension

Westbury Garden Rooms

We work with many clients on projects that include an extension to their home and whatever the scale of the building works, as with all things in life, preparation is key. For many clients the decision to embark upon building work is due to their desire to stay in their existing home rather than move…

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INSTAGRAM

BEST NINE 2018

Every year on Instagram we love to look back at the year using the best nine platform and see what the most popular posts were over 2018. This year we had over 1 million likes across 566 posts which is absolutely amazing. For those of you that follow us on instagram, thank you for all…

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Les Fermes de Marie

MEGÉVE

If you are searching for a 5 star luxury hotel that is elegant, calm and oh so inviting, Les Fermes de Marie is the place for you. Deep in the hills of the French Alps, the beautiful structures that combine to create the hotel were once alpine farmhouses now rescued from ruin. Each building was…

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Market Hall Victoria

The much awaited Market Hall Victoria has now opened its doors to hungry Londoners and tourists alike. The exciting new venue is housed in what used to be an Edwardian shopping arcade, a restaurant, and more recently the super-club Pacha. Now, more than 110 years of use later, the abandoned arcaded bays of Victoria’s Terminus…

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Boot Room Confidential

Cotswolds Country House Project

A classic English boot room through and through, this room is dark and a little moody which we think suits the space down to the ground. The busy family who live in this country house in the Cotswolds absolutely love the outdoors so they spend a lot of time riding, shooting, hunting and walking the…

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Utility Room Confidential

Cotswolds Country House Project

If there was ever a dream utility room, this would be it. Sharing the same aesthetic as the rest of this incredible country house project in the Cotswolds, the driving force of the interior design of the room was storage and efficiency. This room in particular has been designed to make weekly chores easier and…

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Westbury Garden Rooms - Palmers Orangery - Humphrey Munson Blog

The History of the Orangery

After a recent conversation with one of the designers at Westbury Garden Rooms, we thought it would be really interesting to share a little of the history of the orangery. When it comes to designing interiors, light and space are undoubtedly at the top of most people’s wish list. In order to maximise these elements…

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Warm & Comforting Pasta Recipes for Winter evenings

We love the warmth and love that goes into Italian cooking and at this time of the year as the temperatures plummet there’s nothing better than sitting down to a warm and comforting pasta supper. Here are some of the best recipes we’ve pinned on our food recipes board on Pinterest: This slow cooked vodka…

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Italian restaurants we want to visit

Sure you can eat a pizza or pasta dish anywhere but when it’s made with love and passion the difference in taste and quality is mind blowing. For us there are three Italian restaurants that have demanded our special attention recently and are firmly on the must-visit list… I)  S U G O  P A…

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Kew Gardens

Light Trail

From November 2018 to January 2019, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a mesmerising illuminated trail of lights – one million of them in fact. After dark the landscape plays host to an explosion of newly commissioned artworks of light and sound that just keeps getting better each year. Visitors are invited to embark…

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Castiglion Del Bosco - Humphrey Munson

Castiglion del Bosco

A Tuscan Retreat

Located at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site of Val d’Orcia, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is set within 5,000 acres of 800 year old estate in magical Tuscany, Italy. A typically Tuscan cypress-lined road leads to the historic Borgo which was the centre of the estate’s activities and farming community for hundreds of…

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Troutbeck

Amenia, New York

Troutbeck is the ultimate upstate New York getaway. The 250 year old estate was recently renovated in 2017 and is now reminiscent of its former glory – a place that inspires and provides much needed respite and restoration for visitors as well as a community which nurtures not only its treasured guests but the surrounding…

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Cosy London pubs we love in the winter

All across London are a plethora of little havens where you can enjoy draft beers, comforting food and sit by the warm crackle of a fire. To aid you in your decision and to stop you wandering the streets to find such a pub, here are three of our favourites that are all very special…

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The Old Vicarage - Modern Country Kitchen - Humphrey Munson

Kitchen Confidential

The Old Vicarage Project

One of the lovely things about the Old Vicarage project is that the clients had commissioned Peter Humphrey, the Founder and Design Director of Humphrey Munson, many years ago and when it came to renovate this project their first call was to H|M: “We knew we wanted to create an open plan kitchen and dining…

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How to design a boot room | Ashurst House | Humphrey Munson

How To Design A Boot Room

When it comes to how to design a boot room, the key thing to remember is that this is the room that connects the outdoors to the indoors… designed as the ideal everyday entrance point to the property, a boot room provides the perfect area for a family to decamp after school or a busy weekend…

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Recipe Notes

Watercress, leek and potato soup

This is the quickest and most brilliant soup recipe that can be knocked up in just over half an hour for a warming lunch on a cold winter’s day… I N G R E D I E N T S 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped in small cubes 2 leeks, washed and chopped 1/2 onion,…

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Humphrey Munson Paint Atelier

Top Hat

Getting the foundation elements – walls, flooring, layout – are critical to the success of a coherent and balanced interior design for any room. The paint colour chosen will undoubtedly have one of the biggest impacts on the interior design scheme so it’s essential to get this right and particularly when it comes to kitchen cabinetry –…

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